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The Employment Situation, February 2013

Lower Unemployment Rate for Older Workers but Not Much Improvement in Other Indicators


The overall unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in January to 7.7 percent in February. The rate also fell for the aged 55-plus workforce, from 6 percent to 5.8 percent. Older men had an unemployment rate of 6 percent in February compared to 6.2 percent in January, while older women saw their unemployment rate decline from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent between January and February.

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